This week we cover a myriad of topics including La La Land, Tax season, getting rejected from festivals, the Boston Sci-Fi film festival, a new idea for getting Anthony Mackie in Alrik’s film, the mind game of filmmaking and a Tweet from Jay Duplass!
Alrik talks about why La La Land didn’t live up to his expectations.
Timothy shares his film losses in 2016, his mini-freakout over the 1099-Misc form, and getting rejected from festivals. Yes, Sundance included.
We talk about the Boston Sci-Fi film festival where The Spirit Machine will make it’s world premiere: http://bostonscifi.com/store/films/shorts-12-mechronomicon/
Fan Fueled Campaign
Marc Madrigal writes Alrik with an idea for getting Anthony Mackie in his film:
What if you made an “Anthony Mackie for The Alternate” Facebook page? You could throw out some catchy images explaining why he is perfect for the project. Put up a link to the script. Ask your friends to like the page.
Once you have 50-100 likes, share the Facebook page on Anthony Mackie fan sites, Marvel universe subreddits, etc. Make it clear that the goal is to get the script to Anthony Mackie.
I don’t know. Sometimes people are willing to help with crazy ideas like this. What do you think?
This reminds Timothy of the fan fueled Twitter campaign to get Donald Glover in Spiderman: http://collider.com/spider-man-reboot-donald-glover-twitter-campaign-marc-webb-sony/
Or his co-workers “Win a Date with Lady Sovereign” stunt: http://blog.sfgate.com/culture/2006/06/03/quick-help-zach-slow-get-a-date-with-lady-sovereign/
The Mind Game of Filmmaking
After meeting with a producer, Alrik shares his newfound enthusiasm for “The Alternate” and we discuss how much of being a filmmaker is mental. That reminds Timothy of a tweet he got from Jay Duplass.
A Tweet From Jay Duplass!
@simsjamie @TimothyPlain @cullnane make great shit guys, repeatedly, and no one can deny you. the obstacle is not on the outside.
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